I’m not sure why this happened to me. I’m pretty healthy, I eat well and exercise regularly, I am a good weight for my size in fact I'm fairly athletic and have never really had any physical problems in my life. I run and lift weights several times a week.
I did two things that might have contributed to it. I had a particularly vigorous sex one evening, I'm hetero-male, this was nothing involving my anus but very good sex tends to flare out the veins in my midsection, I feel blood vessels around my butt and hips get large. Earlier that day I was doing a weightlifting test where I was to find my single rep max doing different exercises. I lifted heavy weight in different positions where I’m not generally accustomed to going heavy. I’ve heard this can cause hemorrhoids.
It’s very painful today. Before it was uncomfortable but now this guest has outstayed its welcome. I am going to go to a dr tomorrow and get checked out. I am very fearful that it’s cancer. The pain is constant and starting to drive me crazy, it’s hard to get up out of chairs and get around. It feels like I sat on a thumbtac and it stuck.
I don’t know if I should try to work our or run in the morning when I feel better.
Does this go away by itself?
Im finding it particularly hard to get up and down out of chairs and stuff. I'm trying to take it easy. i was giving this perscription strength Anusol with some special chemical in it, HC. It's a 'suppository'? so I stick it up there with my new finger. I did one when I got home but it hasnt' done a darn thing. Occaisionally I imagine that it's getting better, then I try to do something and that feeling goes away quick. To quote a phrase from the common tongue - this sucks!
I'm an id**t. I knew about my new pal on Sunday night and Monday AM I went to the gym as usual and got a good back and tricep burn. I was still unsymptomatic except for the feeling the little bulge there was no pain so I figured it was okay. I shouldn't have done that. It's getting more and more painful now.
The doc said that if it turns purple or red it could be developing a blood clot, so watch for it. Right now it's a "healthy" pink-skin color... how about that eh? A healthy hemroid!
I'll check back and reply to myself with an update. I don't know if this will ever get read by someone but I sure appreciate hearing similar stories to mine.
I am so lucky I don't work doing something physical. I just sit at a desk all day (I'm a writer in an editorial dept although you wouldn't know it with my medical prose) believe me, it gets painful sitting there.
Last night I went for a drink w/ a girl and felt like a schmuck hiding my pain. Anytime I moved I aggrivated the angry bee that lives up my arse.
This isn't stuff just doesn't happen to me! I don't even get colds. The only time I've only been injured twice in my life. Had my face bashed in so I got my nose reconstructed and once snowboarding I descended from teh air onto my face and my feet met the back of my head and I lost the use of my back for weeks. This is just about up there with both experiences. I feel quite helpless because I can't just get up and run around or lift weights. Hemroids are supposed to happen to out of shape people that don't eat right. I feel betrayed by this bag of mostly water I walk around in!
The girl I was with asked what I was thinking a couple of times and i was like... oh, checking the score of the hockey game. Really, I was in a world of pain trying to find my power animal in a dark icy cave while she was talking about her thoughts on Jane Austen or something - she might as well have been talking to me from the bottom of a tunnel. A couple of beers took the edge off but not a hot bath really does the trick. I definitely don't like to "share" my pain. Especially when it's something like this that makes me seem so... mortal.
It only took a couple of days for the really painful part to subside. I still have that lump but it's not as big nor as painful anymore, I actually feel human again. God it's nice not to have a constant throbbing pain with me wherever I go! I sympathize with anyone dealing with conditions that give them chronic pain.
Anyway, I'm not out of the woods yet. It seems that Anusol HC was designed to reduce swelling and my assumption is that - swelling = + healing of blood vessels.
Hot baths were very good too. I would put my finger up there and push that blood vessel or 'lump' back into place, it seemed when I pressed on it it would slowly shrink back into place. I'd hold it there for awhile to let the old bits and pieces get reaquainted although I have no idea if that's the right thing to do. It felt good anyway.
Well, that's all for now. I am swearing off 'heavy' weights. I will still lift as I have nearly all my life but no more trying to bench press nearly twice my body weight.
Aloha from Hawaii,
I never thought I would be typing that paragraph.
the person who posted above me , are u serious?
man when you get this it sure isn't
I am 46, but got one of these at
30 years old while doing leg lifts
at the gym. Very common for
someone who does weight lifting
to get a roid or two.
Hope everyone is feeling better.
The over the counter stuff brings
relief from pain/itch, but take care
to avoid what brought them on
in the first place or you're likely
to have a whole bunch of grapes
anyone have any suggestions? i dont have any health insurance yet, because i just started a new job, and they dont offer it to new employees.
ive heard alot of healing properties in oregeno, coconut oil, and vatimin b in some instances, does anyone think any of these may help?
I understand that a person can have internal 'roids or external; the internal ones are more painful and serious, I think. Many external occurrences can be treated as described by some of the posters here. Lots of times, this condition can be caused by straining due to constipation/not drinking enough water; stress; not getting enough dietary fiber, pregnancy, prolonged sitting, etc.
More serious hemorrhoids can be surgically treated by "banding" or "tying off," procedures my family members have had. Not pleasant while happening, but evidently provides a lot of relief in long run.
Good luck to all. This can be a nasty and embarassing problem, I know. Bottoms up! :-D
Sunflash - it sounds like you may have a pilonidal cyst. (my son had one is how I even know about it...no-one ever talks about theirs as it is one of those "taboo" topics.)
While I see it's been a while since your post, if someone else reads this - go to the doc ASAP so it can be "nipped in the butt" before it gets out of hand. Son never said anything to me about it until it required some very difficult surgery - he was 15. Then due to an id**t surgeon he had to have another which resulted in me packing a huge wound from the second surgery for over 9 months. Great for a 16 year old son to have to have his mom pack a wound on his bum three times a day.
only thing i can think of is that when i was puking my stomach up from being way too drunk the other night i must have strained!
what a b****r! it hurts all the time, but like the guy up said, pushing it back in is like a slice of heavenly relief, but not for long :-(